The Sam Sharpe statue was unveiled on May 25, 2018 – the 100th anniversary of his death. The ceremony included a military parade, the attendance of many veterans, and representation of senior military officers and politicians, as well as a large community crowd.
The letter in his hand begins “Dear Mary”. Col. Sharpe wrote to the family of each man who died. The statue shows him agonizing over how to tell Mary Walton that her husband (Sharpe’s best friend) has been killed.
The sculptor working on the full-size clay, from which the final bronze was cast.